Matthew N. Mushamel


Since joining PPSC, Matthew Mushamel has been representing public and private employers in all areas of labor and employment litigation.  He defends clients in litigation of claims for wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, whistleblowing, and wage and hour violations in both the single plaintiff and class action context.  Matthew also counsels employers on a variety of matters, including sexual harassment allegations and retaliation investigations.

Prior to joining as an associate, Matthew completed two summer internships with PPSC while attending the University of San Diego School of Law.  Matthew originally joined PPSC after being selected to take part in the San Diego County Bar Association and the Association of Corporate Counsel’s Diversity Fellowship Program.  During law school, Matthew completed two judicial externships under the Honorable Magistrate Judge Andrew G. Schopler (United States District Court for the Southern District of California) and an internship with the California Department of Business Oversight.  He also served on the board of the San Diego Law Review as a Comments Editor.


  • University of San Diego School of Law, J.D., 2020
  • University of California, San Diego, B.A. in Political Science - Public Law, 2016

Professional Experience

  • Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton LLP, Associate, December 2020 – present; Law Clerk, Summer 2019 & 2018
  • California Department of Business Oversight, Legal Intern, Summer 2019
  • Honorable Andrew G. Schopler, Magistrate Judge, United States District Court for the Southern District of California, Judicial Extern, Fall 2018 & 2019
  • Ward & Hagen, LLP, Law Clerk, July 2016 – July 2017


  • Arabic